Rod Zirkle

Production Artist
Rod’s educational background is in graphic and industrial design with a specialization in special effects makeup. Instead of moving to Hollywood like some of his college classmates, he returned to the KC area, married his high school sweetheart and now has two wonderful boys.

Rod’s 20 years of experience as a graphic designer started off in screen printing for clients such as Annheuser Busch and Universal Studios. From there, he moved into advertising specialties and has roughly 10 years of experience as a professional makeup artist.

In the Imaging Department at DI, Rod does the production artwork – ensuring print quality control (color correction, preflight, etc.). He’s also been able to use his impressive airbrush skills, just ask about the praying mantis he did for the Museum at Prairiefire.